Thursday, 6 September 2012

Time goes by so slowly...

Ever been in a situation of danger or intense anxiety? Or just anything which gets your adrenaline flowing? And you get the feeling that time c-r-e-e-p-s by? Or that everything you see seems to be in "HD"?

Neurologists at UCL have found out that in elite people (sportspeople, musicians, racing car drivers) the brain's ability to process information actually increases. Meaning that more information is received by the brain so the time it takes for the brain to process it increases, making time apparently slow down. This could be so they can take in more of their surroundings to ensure their decisions are correct (whether it will be the right choice to make them win).

So the next time you're in an intense situation, take note and see whether it seems like time is going by s-o  s-l-o-w-l-y, maybe it will help you succeed in your quest to win or save you from danger.

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